The energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE has made four new senior appointments to its team in the North East and Cumbria to help the company continue its growth in the region.
Louise Buckton has been appointed as new build director for the area after six years at Esh Construction while Tim Wood becomes head of sustainability.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Horner and Paul Errington have both been internally promoted to refurbishment director and partnerships director respectively, creating a new regional team for ENGIE in the North East
Lee Francis, regional managing director for ENGIE in the North East and Cumbria, said: “Despite the uncertainties that COVID-19 has brought to our industry and local communities, we are certain we can continue to support local authorities, housing associations and private businesses to improve the environments we live and work in, by designing, renovating, and building energy-efficient properties and structures that will stand the test of time.
“I’m delighted to welcome Louise and Tim to the business, whilst also appointing Jonathan and Paul to their well-deserved new roles.
“With their vast knowledge and experiences, coupled with a very talented and motivated workforce, we hope to continue to deliver innovative and pioneering solutions for our customers and partners, whilst also supporting them with their zero carbon ambitions.”
ENGIE’s four new appointments will look to build on its success in the North East and Cumbria across its housing, education, retail, and commercial operations.
ENGIE says it has made the appointments in response to ‘increasing construction and sustainability demands’ across the region.
Wood, whose previous experience includes stints at Home Group, Gentoo and Kier, has been specifically appointed to help local authorities transition to a zero-carbon future and support sustainability ambitions across the North East and Cumbria.
The new senior team will be supported by ENGIE’s head of bids Tom Lamb and Kirsten Cox, head of customer care, who have both long worked for the company in the North East.
Recent housing projects ENGIE has been involved in across the North East and Cumbria include the Gateshead Innovation Village, Gentoo’s ‘Core 364’ project in Sunderland and a modular housing development in Hartlepool.
ENGIE is one of the UK’s leading providers of regeneration services, ranging from community regeneration and repairs to new builds and developments. It currently employs over 17,000 people across the UK.